'Lantern Slides' From The 1930s

The late David House, of Dykes Farm, was given a set of 'lantern slides' taken in the 1930s. The several hundred photos cover a large area of Somerset and into Devon, and David gave them to the Somerset Archives. Here are some of the local ones:

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 The Stocks in the Churchyard (before restoration).

Mr French with his two children and Clement Keeley

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The Stocks After Restoration

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Looking Across to Lynne & Ernie's Wall From Outside The School In Willey Road

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Crossways Farm

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 Arthur Miller willow stripping with a hand brake, with his sons Cyril and Ken, Curload

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 Mr and Mrs Hembrow [neighbours of the Millers] white willow stripping, Curload

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River Tone, Before The Widening, Looking Downstream From Hook Bridge

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 River Tone from Turkey with railway line crossing the river and Curry Moor old steam pump in the background [now demolished]

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Women and children in a boat with Elsie Hector at rear, during a flood at Athelny

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A large lump of wood on three legs, pictured at the King Alfred Pub. Fondly know as King Alfred's Table, or even King Arthur's table

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 King Alfred's Monument on Athelney Farm. It was erected to commemorate Alfred's occupation in 878. It stands on the site of the former monastery at Athelney which was established 893

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Confluence of the Tone with the Parrett. Path on the left is the original route from Stanmoor Bridge to Burrowbridge

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The unfinished restoration of the church on Burrow Mump

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 Toll gate, with the King Alfred Inn in background, Burrowbridge

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Woman stripping two year old willow that will be used for chair legs

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Slough Farmhouse, formerly Slough Court, built in the late medieval period as a fortified manor house

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 Two men hurdle-making [splitting two year old willow and weaving into hurdles]

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West Sedgemoor main drain, showing flat bottomed boat used to get bundles of withies off the moor

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 School and school house

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The Hanging Chapel. Langport

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Burton Pynsent Monument

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Engraving labelled 'King Alfred being abused by the neat-herd's wife'